Athletic Training (MATR)

Students work on physical theraphy


The Masters of Athletic Training degree (M.ATR.) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE). The Master of Athletic Training program is designed to prepare students to become athletic training professionals. The program offers educational and clinical experiences in injury/illness prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Students’ classroom learning is enhanced through diverse clinical education experiences in UNI’s hydrotherapy room, research laboratory, and cadaver lab as well as clinical engagement with athletic trainers and a variety of other health care professionals. The program prepares students for the Board of Certification Examination and state credentialing in Athletic Training.



Program Address

Athletic Training

003G HPC

Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241


Dr. Kelli Snyder

Graduate Coordinator
Athletic Training Program Director

Phone: (319) 273-7401


Dr. Kathleen Scholl

Int. Department Head

Phone: (319) 273-6316



Kristin Soppe


Phone: (319) 273-2654



Program Instruction Type


  • GRE: No


    a. Resume/CV

    b. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (*transcripts must be submitted via ATCAS AND UNI Admissions)

    c. Three Letters of Recommendation (at least one letter must be submitted by a faculty member or academic advisor)

    d. Personal Statement​

    e. Statement of Experience

    Note: International students whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. View the International Admissions Graduate Page for more information.

    Application materials will be submitted via ATCAS.

  • Requirements:

    Prerequisite Coursework (Minimum Grade of C Required for All Prerequisite Courses)

    1. Anatomy and Physiology I (or equivalent)
    2. Anatomy and Physiology II (or equivalent)
    3. General Biology: Cell Structure & Function (or equivalent)
    4. General Chemistry I (or equivalent)
    5. General Physics I (or equivalent)
    6. Introduction to Statistical Methods (or equivalent)
    7. Abnormal OR Developmental Psychology OR Dynamics of Human Development (or equivalent)

    Applicants must also provide a Technical Standard Form and proof of 50 hours of athletic training observation. Applicants must submit to a criminal background check.